After recently moving house, I realised how much STUFF I actually have, and how 90% of it could disappear without me missing it. So, I'm engaged in a major cull, but unfortunately my photography equipment got caught up in my zeal! Only one camera escaped being packed off to Ffordes for selling, the Konica Hexar AF, which, terrified, hid itself at the back of a cupboard. It lives to tell the tale. To my amazement, Ffordes said that there was enough there to cover the new Leica Q2 Monochrom. In my somewhat twisted brain, I saw this as getting a great camera for free - I haven't paid a penny for it, yet here it is. Of course, I'm ignoring the fact that the equipment I sent them must have cost something...but we'll ignore that. So, why the Q2M? Well, I do like a fixed-lens camera. I know it doesn't make sense to most mortals, but there is something about it which calms me before a shoot. The Hexar is also a fixed-lenser. The Q2M is a Monochrom camera - my favourite camera before it arrived was the Leica Monochrom, the first iteration thereof. But it had problems. The Q2M is brand new, and works like a dream. It arrived on Christmas Eve...perfect timing. The lens is beautiful, and with a twist also does macro, or at least a good close up. I haven't had a lot of time with it since then, but we did go for a freezing walk on New Year's Day. I'm now content with one digital, one film camera. You read it here first: I am finally happy with my camera equipment! Big thanks to the guys at Ffordes!